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OneWeb seeks £3B for GEN2 satellites that could support navigation

OneWeb is looking to raise around £3 billion to expand its constellation with second-generation satellites that could support navigation. The British firm is part-owned by the UK government and currently has 428 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) at around 1,200km. By the end of 2023, OneWeb aims to have increased the size of its

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Don’t auction satellite spectrum if you want good rural broadband, says chief of telco body IAFI

New Delhi: Internet services via satellite will play a critical role in providing broadband to rural India. But auctioning the satellite spectrum — which is something that is an option for the government — could make rural connectivity that much harder to achieve, says Bharat Bhatia, president of the non-profit telecom industry body ITU-APT Foundation

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OneWeb Seek £3bn to Expand Ultrafast Broadband Satellite Network

British satellite operator OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK Government and various other investors, is reportedly seeking funding of around £3bn from a group of banks to help it cover the cost of massively expanding their ultrafast broadband network with second-generation (GEN2) satellites. The company has so far managed to launch 428 of

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UK satellite giant OneWeb launches bid to raise billions

British satellite giant OneWeb plans to raise billions of pounds to fund vast communications network in low orbit By Amy-jo Crowley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 16:51 EDT, 17 September 2022 | Updated: 16:51 EDT, 17 September 2022 British satellite giant OneWeb plans to raise billions of pounds to fund a vast communications network in

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Iridum, OneWeb, SpaceX, and AIAA Develop Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices Guide

For the last ten years, the pace of activities in space has dramatically increased, providing new capabilities that contribute to economic growth, improve science, and better connect the global community. To extend the benefits of these services, satellite operators from around the world have developed increasingly sophisticated constellations leveraging satellites equipped with advanced technology.  Now,

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OneWeb signs Armed Forces Covenant

London, UK, 16 September, 2022 – OneWeb today signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) which ensures serving and retired members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force and their families are treated fairly.  Visiting OneWeb’s headquarters in London, Air Marshal Sir Richard Knighton KBE, the Royal Air Force (RAF)’s Deputy Commander Capability, and

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EarthDaily constellation built for change-detection analysis

PARIS – While much of the Earth-observation industry works to improve imagery resolution, EarthDaily Analytics is focused on high-quality imagery that can be quickly analyzed to detect change. “When I say quality, it’s the quality of the color, the size of the pixel, the geolocation of the pixel across 22 spectral bands,” said Don Osborne,

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Arianespace and OneWeb Poised to Resume Suspended Launches

OneWeb has had to put off launching its satellites aboard Russian Soyuz rockets.Photo: JM GUILLON (AP) After having to cancel launches aboard Russian Soyuz rockets, British satellite company OneWeb has reached a settlement agreement with Arianespace that could see a resumption of the suspended launches. 02:49 Guess How Much Crypto’s Been Stolen Lately? Part 2

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OneWeb Delays Launch of Satellite Broadband Services Until Late 2023

        | Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 14:24 [IST] OneWeb, a satellite broadband company, has reportedly postponed the launch of its services in India to August 2023. As per Shivaji Chatterjee, executive vice-president of Hughes Communications India, OneWeb could launch its satellite broadband services in India between August and December next year.

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Euroconsult sizes growing satellite connectivity market

The Paris-based company also expects capacity demand to be multiplied by a factor of 13. Capacity revenues will be boosted from $10.2b in 2021 to $22.4b in 2031, it says, despite falling capacity prices. Services revenue In terms of satellite services revenue, it says we are likely to see an “explosion” of revenue to the

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Speedcast adds Starlink to OneWeb for enterprise and maritime markets

The company announced a similar deal with OneWeb in March, when it became a distribution partner for the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite company, that is expected to merge with Eutelsat in 2023. Both OneWeb and Starlink (pictured) operate fleets of LEO satellites. OneWeb has 428 in operation, while Starlink now has over 3,000. Five

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MDA to Supply Steerable Antennas for Airbus OneWeb Satellites

OneWeb Satellites’ Production facility in Florida. Photo: OneWeb, Airbus Canadian manufacturer MDA has signed another satellite antenna deal, this time with Airbus OneWeb satellites for Ka-band steerable antennas, the companies announced Monday. MDA and Airbus OneWeb Satellites did not specify a specific program for the satellite antennas, but said they will be integrated into the

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Speedcast to Offer Starlink Service to Enterprise and Maritime Customers

SpaceX announces Starlink Maritime. Photo: SpaceX PARIS — Speedcast signed a deal to offer SpaceX’s Starlink internet service to enterprise and maritime customers, the companies announced Tuesday during World Satellite Business Week in Paris. This is SpaceX’s first public agreement with a satellite service provider for Starlink capacity. Speedcast said it has been supporting customer trials

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Arianespace and OneWeb reach settlement for suspended launches

PARIS — Arianespace said Sept. 13 it has reached a settlement deal that could revive a launch services agreement with OneWeb that was suspended following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The terms of Arianespace’s settlement with the British satellite operator were not disclosed.  Arianespace’s launch campaign for OneWeb abruptly halted in March following sanctions on Russia’s

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After ISRO and SpaceX, OneWeb partners with Arianespace to launch remaining satellites

UK-based communications firm OneWeb announced its new partnership with Arianespace to launch the remaining internet-providing satellites for its constellation. The announcement comes after the company inked a deal with ISRO’s commercial arm, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) and Elon Musk’s SpaceX in March and April this year, respectively. OneWeb currently has 428 satellites in orbit and its

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Loon’s tech lives on in disruptive startup Aalyria, Access Evolution

When Google’s exploratory Project Loon, which aimed to provide data connectivity to hard-to-reach areas using networking technology housed on free-floating stratospheric balloons, came crashing back to earth in January 2021, the digital giant didn’t scrap everything it had developed. The data gathered from years of development and pilot deployments was made available via The Loon

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SatixFy Poised to Enable Direct-to-Cell 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks

On June 28, 2022, SatixFy, supported by the UK Space Agency (“UKSA”) and the European Space Agency (“ESA”), using the OneWeb constellation, successfully demonstrated a high-speed low-latency 5G-enabled link with a LEO satellite via its fully electronically steered multi-beam multi-orbit antenna terminal SpaceX / T-Mobile, Thales / Ericsson /Qualcomm, and Huawei are among key companies

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OneWeb performs successful field trials in rural Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 13 September 2022 – OneWeb today announces that it has performed a series of successful field trials of its low Earth orbit (LEO) based broadband in rural areas of Kazakhstan. The trials follow the first-ever public demonstration of LEO satellites capabilities within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), performed by OneWeb during the

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FCC gets tough with LEO operators

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published proposed tough draft obligations on current and future operators of low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. The FCC has issued its draft order requiring LEO operators to safely deorbit their satellites within five years of their mission ending. This order, if adopted, would be a dramatic new requirement. The

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MDA Selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites for US Program

MDA Ltd announced it has been selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites, LLC (AOS) to design and build Ka-Band steerable antennas. The MDA antennas will be integrated into the portfolio of Arrow commercial small satellites manufactured by AOS. “We are pleased to be selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites to support important applications for space and communications

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OneWeb factory picks steerable antennas for new IoT satellite family

MDA said Florida-based Airbus OneWeb Satellites has picked it to build antennas for the new portfolio of Arrow commercial small satellites (pictured). “We are pleased to be selected by Airbus OneWeb Satellites to support important applications for space and communications constellations,” said Mike Greenley, CEO of MDA. “This contract represents another opportunity to demonstrate MDA’s

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The waiting game • TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: An Artemis launch update Rocket Lab and Sierra Space’s new agreements for space transportation News

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OneWeb is a global communications network powered by a constellation of 650 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. Headquartered in London, OneWeb enables high-speed, low latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities everywhere around the world. OneWeb’s satellites, network of gateway stations, and range of User Terminals, provide affordable, fast, high bandwidth, low-latency communication services connected to the IOT future, and a pathway to 5G for everyone, everywhere.